Happy Spring Equinox! Equal day and night. Always a nice time of year when the days become more colorful. We all hate to say goodbye to winter, and it’s not quite over yet, so we’ll save that for later.
With scary news of the COVID-19 outbreak going on which hit this world upside of our collective heads, many lives are dramatically changing for probably much longer than we’d like. I for one am coming to terms with a long-awaited trip probably fading away only to be put on hold for yet another year. On the upside, many of you were lucky enough to be able to get up and ski this week. I heard it was busy and certainly gorgeous up there.
We are completely done with events for the season now and its looking like grooming will continue through next weekend for sure and beyond that I will report on next Thursday. The schedule for Erling Stordahl is only weekends now - no midweek this week or next. Next Thursday is NOT scheduled for grooming at Cabin Creek. Lake Easton is mostly melted out and Salmon La Sac is getting thin. The P2C should be on schedule this week.
Next season State Parks will have online grooming reports going. It’s been testing at HQ this winter. Since this is a Sno-Park Program and not a private enterprise, this grooming report will look a little different than what we are used to seeing at some ski areas and will include motorized grooming as well.
In the meantime, check out their map which now has some drone photos and some links. It is work in progress, but bit by bit it will be updated. Click on the trails and icons. Many of the Sno-Parks now have drone photos. Check out the 3 pieces of gigantic Crystal Springs.
The photo this time is from John O’Brien who is a frequent user of all the trails and most often seen being pulled by a number of dogs. He is on the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. John is our non-motorized representative to the Washington State Snowmobile Advisory Committee (SMAC).
Stay healthy, wash your hands and keep your 6' personal bubble. See you up there!